Welcome to the Elora Cooperative Preschool
We are a small school with a proud history in the picturesque community of Elora, Ontario. In 2014, we began our 40th year of childhood development. We are now teaching the children of our past students. Whether you are new to our community, or have been here awhile, we welcome you to learn more about who we are and why we love what we do. We welcome all children in our community.
If UGDSB schools in our area are closed, we are closed! Please check STWDSTS.CA to confirm. We are Division 2/Blue.
Our Class Offerings
Ages 18 months to 30 months (15 toddlers in the class)
The Toddler program is carried out in the Big Room on Monday mornings. The children are free to play, discover, make friends, and in many cases, learn to be without a parent for a short period of time.
Ages 2 – 4 (16 children per class, limited spots)
Morning program classes are offered 2 mornings a week, Tuesday and Thursday. You may register for any number of classes which best suit the needs of you and your child(ren).
Ages 2 – 4 (16 children per class)
Afternoon Program classes are offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. You may register in a single class or in any combination of classes that best suit you and your child.
Full Day Program
Ages 2.5 – 5 (16 children per class)
Our full day program is designed and geared toward those children that are approaching the kindergarten age.
Miss Debbie has her diploma in Early Childhood Education, but it’s her consistent years of service and dedication that make her the teacher she is today. In 2017, Miss Debbie, (a.k.a Debbie Mooney-Bianchi) celebrated her 40th anniversary at the Elora Co-operative Pre-school! Some of her former students are now bringing their own children back to be a part of Miss Debbie’s classes. Our community has recognized her with an Award of Excellence for Teaching for her years of service.
Nancy Vink comes to the pre-school with her ECE diploma, several years of experience and lots of youthful energy. She is the mother of two young girls who also attended the pre-school. She teaches in the classroom every day along side Miss Debbie. Miss Nancy is a very loving and loyal teacher. The students really enjoy her playful ways. Miss Nancy is in her 8th year with the Pre-school and we look forward to having her many more years to come.
Lesley Ferguson is a beautiful and kind soul. She has been a part of the preschool family for many years. Having a ready smile for each and every child, Lesley dedicates her day to the children who come through the preschool, and her sunshine-y personality puts a smile on every face.
In her spare time Lesley loves to spend time with her family, walk her dog, and be outdoors. Lesley is dedicated to her family, she is her son’s biggest cheerleader, her daughters brightest star. We are very lucky to have her as part of our school!
The Top 10 Reasons Your Child Should Attend The Elora Cooperative Preschool
The school has a long standing reputation of delivering quality child care to the community because of the amazing teaching staff. Miss Debbie, Miss Nancy, Miss Lesley and Miss Marion are the heart and soul of our school.
The school offers a great facility with a large variety of stimulating play materials and a beautiful large inspected outdoor play space.
We are located right in the centre of the village making walkabout in the community easy. The school has worked in partnership with other community organizations such as Bungalow 55, KIPP and Centre for the Arts.
The preschool is its own little community too. The school has long been a place where parents can come together and meet one another and find friendships. The kids can make friendships that have been known to last throughout their lives.
The school program offers limitless opportunities for preschoolers to experience stimulating and fun play activities within a safe and loving environment.
All Are Welcome
We welcome all children and their families. Regardless of their special requirements or special needs. The preschool works closely with other professionals in the community to make sure that all of our children’s needs are being met.
The kids have fun! Most families end up adding additional days for their children to attend preschool because they love it so much!
Please see our class descriptions and fee schedule. Registration for 2020/2021 will open in April!
If you require more information, please email our membership team.
When my daughter’s specialist recommended she be in a school-type setting to help with her special needs, my husband and I were concerned. Emma cannot be left alone because she has both epilepsy and autism. How could we be sure she would be taken care of properly and that she would be safe? We were given the name of the Elora co-op preschool as a recommendation from one of her therapists. Since attending the preschool, Emma has been speaking words, learning to socialize with other children and has made huge developmental progress. Of all the therapy Emma has received over the last three years, the Elora co-op preschool has been the best thing for our daughter. If any parent has reservations about sending their child to preschool I would tell them not to worry. We never worried about Emma when she was there. The teachers at the preschool love your children like their own. This is truly a wonderful place!
The preschool has won several awards over time. Among them are:
- Child Care Award of Excellence from Wellington County Childcare Services
- Township of Centre Wellington Corporate Citizen of the Year
- County of Wellington Early Childhood Educator of the Year
- YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee